Customs Clearance & Forwarding

When it comes to Customs Clearance, Alistair Group offers a one-stop solution. We are dedicated to making customs clearance easy for our clients by integrating our clearing, warehousing, material handling and transport services. As a result, we are enable to control the entire supply chain and cut out unnecessary mark-ups and middle-men. We have gained a reputation for being amongst the most timely and customer focused clearing agents in the market.

Alistair Group Customs Clearance

Due to the fact that we operate with a clearance license, we are able to offer our own in-house clearance solution for both imports and exports. Our clearance services include the complete procedure from shipping to permits, declarations, duties and customs, wharfage, liaison with authorities, storage, loading of cargo and transport to the final destination. 

Our clearance operations include all countries in the South and East African region, with our flagship clearance operations being established in Tanzania. Furthermore, we have several partnerships in place to clear cargo across Africa. 

We are dedicated to providing a transparent and process driven service. As a result, we guarantee the most efficient customs clearance solution in the region. In addition, we have a strict customs SOP in place, ensuring that we provide a compliant and reliable clearance solution. As a transporter, we are incentivized us to clear cargo quickly to avoid standing time and to provide our clients with proficient services.

Clearing in Tanzania

The Tanzania Shipping Agencies Corporation (TASAC) has been mandated to carry out Clearing and Freight Forwarding operations since June 4th, 2019. The operations are limited to imports and exports of minerals, mineral concentrates, machineries, equipment, products and extracts related to minerals and petroleum, arms & ammunitions, live animals and Government Trophies.
In conclusion, TASAC is now responsible to clear all mining related import and export shipments. Clearing can be an arduous process when dealing with wrong or unclear documents. Therefore, among many, we have a well-established pre-alert system that ensures clear sets of documents are pre-alerted to TASAC. This guarantees little to no chance of custom queries which normally result in clearance delays. Needless to say, we are proud to be working closely with TASAC to ensure that their mandate is fulfilled and to make sure our clients experience no delays during clearance.


Permits & Exonerations

We have the resources and depth of experience to manage the processing of necessary permits, including but not limited to: Exemption, Temporary, Chemical, Out of Gauge and Abnormal Cargo permits. We work with a number of clients with special exonerations and clearing clients from across various industries. As a result, Alistair Group has become an experienced importer and exporter who complies with international standards. We are proud to have a team of professionals in place to ensure that your permit applications are processed successfully and without delays. 


Worldwide Freight Forwarding

Alistair Group provides an end-to-end freight forwarding and logistics solution. We offer the oil & gas, mining, renewables, agriculture and construction industries with efficient freight forwarding solutions tailored for specific business needs. Our teams are trained to international standards and are dedicated to providing clients with professional services. Thanks to our network of international partners, we can ship your cargo by road, rail, air or sea – or the best combination of these to suit your needs. 

When it comes to freight forwarding and customs clearance, Alistair Group goes beyond expectations of a service provider. We provide our clients with state-of-the-art technology, enabling more visibility of your cargo and real-time monitoring from loading to export, or even further. 

Our integrated freight forwarding service is an effortless solution which includes customs clearance, warehousing, material handling and management, distribution and consulting. 





Customs Service & Clearance Areas

  • Dar es Salaam
  • Durban
  • Horohoro
  • Kabanga
  • Kasumulu
  • Kazungula
  • Lake Tanganyika
  • Maputo
  • Martins Drift
  • Mtwara
  • Mutukula
  • Nairobi
  • Namanga
  • Namanga-Bukoba
  • Palma
  • Pemba
  • Rusizi
  • Rusumo
  • Tunduma
  • Tunduma-Bulyana
  • Tunduma-Kabanga
  • Tunduma-Mwadui
  • Tunduma-Rusumo
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